Meet Dr. Thomas Maloney

A Passion for Helping People through Dentistry

I love dentistry and am grateful for the opportunity to use that passion to improve people’s lives. Whether alleviating dental pain, restoring or changing a smile, or improving function for a stable bite, I know my work can give my patient peace of mind and happiness.

One of the most intriguing aspects of dentistry is the uniqueness of my day. Each person comes to the office with individual needs, concerns, and desires. It is my responsibility to understand what a patient requires, find the ideal solution to his or her specific situation, then deliver the care in a manner that exceeds expectations.

I want patients to know I personally care about them, and always put their comfort and well-being at the forefront of what I do. I promise to listen without judgment, respect their desires and constraints, and deliver ethical guidance, support, and treatment.

One of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry is having the ability to ease a person’s anxiety. Fearful patients who have had negative experiences in the past can be reluctant to seek care. I understand this reticence and invest the time needed to build trust with those who are apprehensive. I will approach treatment at your speed, addressing the most serious issues first, and ensure your comfort throughout the process. Helping someone feel calm and relaxed at the thought of a dental visit, and seeing them regain their oral health, is deeply satisfying.

It is fulfilling, at the end of a day in the office, to think about each person I saw, how my team and I helped them, and to know how appreciative they are!

About the Maloney Dental Team

My remarkable staff shares my passion for oral healthcare and dedication to treating every patient with the greatest respect and compassion. They want each person who walks through our doors to feel at ease in our office, to know we have their best interest at heart, and to finish their visit feeling happier and healthier than when they arrived. Their smiles, and every “thank you,” make our day!

Education and Professional Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science – Marquette University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Loyola University School of Dentistry

Dentistry, like all areas of healthcare, is dynamic and constantly advancing. In the almost 40 years I have practiced, the field has undergone remarkable changes: new technologies, methodologies, and materials have changed everything from diagnostics to treatment planning to procedures and outcomes. Dental care is more comfortable and efficient, and delivers longer-lasting improvements to our patients.

I am an active member of the

  • American Dental Association
  • Illinois State Dental Society
  • Chicago Dental Society

These professional organizations offer numerous continuing educational opportunities and keep me abreast of new developments.

Since completing dental school I have pursued a range of CE. In addition to attending seminars and meetings, and taking online courses, I avidly read professional journals to stay current on the latest research findings and discussions.

Beyond the Office

I grew up in Dolton, and have lived with my family here in Mokena for almost 30 years. My wife Kim and I have been proud to raise our four children — Marie, Andrew, Michelle, and Patrick — in this community.

When I’m not working, or enjoying time with family, I’m usually found golfing. If not golfing, I’m likely enjoying the outdoors: walking, bike riding, hiking, skiing, and boating are some of my favorite pastimes.